Alabama Football: 4-star Xavian Sorey includes Tide in top 5

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Xavian Sorey included Alabama football in his top 5, and they’re in the lead.

Alabama football has a weak 2021 recruiting class by their normal standards, but they are in the race for plenty of top recruits. One of those is Xavian Sorey, a 4-star athlete from Florida. Sorey just released his top 5 schools, and the Tide made the cut.

Sorey is listed as an athlete, but he would likely play outside linebacker for the Crimson Tide. Sal Sunseri is the lead recruiter, and that would not be the case if Alabama football wanted to have him play offense or defensive back.

Sorey’s size makes him dangerous across the field in high school, but he will thrive as an outside linebacker. He can focus on gaining strength at this position, and his speed can be a bonus.

247 predicts that Sorey will inevitably choose the Crimson Tide as his home as of now, but there is still plenty of time for him to decide. If he does come to Tuscaloosa, he will be competing with a strong class of outside linebackers from the 2020 class. However, the team could still use depth at this position after losing Anfernee Jennings and Terrell Lewis.

If not Alabama football, then who?

Outside of the Crimson Tide, Sorey is considering Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and Florida. There is no telling which of these schools also has an inside track, but Florida remains his only in-state school. Georgia has had success with outside linebackers recently, but they have also struggled with turning some high school prospects into NFL talent. LSU has also been crushing the recruiting game recently, but that might wear off if the Tigers struggle after losing almost their entire starting roster.

This is just one recruit, but every player matters for Alabama football. They are currently behind in recruiting. Although that might not be a reason to worry, it is time for them to land some big-time players. This is a great step in that direction.

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It is still up in the air, but Tide fans are hoping to add Sorey to their 2021 recruiting class.